Oct. 20, 2012 – 1:02 p.m.
By CQ Staff
As senior counsel for Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Matthew Hite worked closely with Oklahoma’s
He will help develop and lobby for business friendly policies on coal and public lands, for example.
“It’s environmental quality minus clean air,” Hite says. “It’s chemical, water and mining issues that would come up.”
While on the committee staff in 2009, Hite worked with Kansas Republican
“When you’re owning a property in a Superfund area, it’s pretty tough to transition out and sell it,” says Hite, 40. “The EPA was great to work with on that.”
Before joining Inhofe, Hite was an aide to four other Republican members of Congress: Sen. Mike DeWine and Rep. Paul E. Gillmor, both of Ohio; Rep.
Scott E. Stewart
After three years practicing environmental law at Washington-based Patton Boggs, Scott E. Stewart has changed law firms. Stewart, a former environmental litigator for the Justice Department, is a new partner in the environmental and natural resources group at Husch Blackwell, a Missouri-based firm.
Stewart, 44, helps companies comply with environmental rules and defends them when necessary. “Over the last decade or so, the enforcement landscape has changed,” he says. “The EPA has really moved to more holistic, wholesale enforcement focusing on areas where they perceive widespread noncompliance.” Stewart, 44, worked at Justice from 2001 to 2009 on environmental law enforcement.
Outreach Strategies, a boutique environmental and sustainability public affairs firm, is growing and has hired Angela Bonarrigo to develop communications and advocacy campaigns for its clients, which include the accounting and consulting firm KPMG and the Environmental Defense Fund.
Bonarrigo, a senior vice president, had been Washington director for Ceres, a nonprofit group that brings together business leaders and public interest organizations around stainability issues.
Before Ceres, she worked at Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications and as a public affairs specialist for the EPA.
Nebraska’s senior senator, Democrat
“I wouldn’t have chosen to leave,” says Thompson, 56, a reporter for 25 years with the Omaha World-Herald and the Kansas City Star before joining Nelson’s office in 2008. “I basically helped tell the
The NRDC’s federal communications shop is headed by former Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg News reporter Ed Chen.